Navy stoker died during Great War

Dorset Echo:

10:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THANKS to Maureen Caswell for getting in touch with us after we asked for the relatives of Weymouth’s First World War Navy dead to come forward.

Do you recognise the mystery soldier?

Dorset Echo:

10:10am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE search is on to find a man from the above photo in the hope that he can attend the launch of a book documenting the story of the Dorset Regiment.

Trooper survived Turkish prison

Dorset Echo:

10:03am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OUR Looking Back specials on seafarers and soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War have provoked a strong response from readers.

Child's postcard reveals humour in the midst of a global conflict

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THANKS to the Army Children Archive for sharing this First World War postcard with Looking Back.

The horrors of dying as a prisoner of the Turks are revealed by Weymouth historian

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FOLLOWING our article on the Battle of Mesopotamia – Weymouth historian Greg Schofield suggested we put the spotlight on the Weymouth men involved in that campaign which saw the Army record some of its heaviest losses.

SS Kyarra was sunk by a U-boat before she collected collected her troop ‘cargo’

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

HERE are some more photos of the SS Kyarra, which was sunk off the Dorset coast on the morning of May 26, 1918.

Grandad the hero

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

But where are the relatives of his friend George Whitfield?

Weymouth Carnival - resort's big day

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TOMORROW is one of Weymouth’s biggest days of the year.

Founding of estate

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE village of Briantspuddle is hosting a centenary exhibition celebrating the founding of the Bladen Estate and its legacy. It runs until Saturday, August 23 and celebrates the founding of the Bladen Estate, pictured above.

Kay’s along for the ride with new book

Dorset Echo:

12:55pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AUTHOR and historian Kay Townsend has written a book about the most popular ride ever made.

Real life War Horse tale

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

IN REMEMBERING the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War this week, much has been written and spoken of the devastation caused by the conflict.

Humble tales of a deadly war unveiled in World War One veteran's diary

Dorset Echo:

11:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE horrors of war have been documented in the First World War diary of an ambulance worker.

Veteran Cliff Guard remembers: 'D-Day was like hell'

Dorset Echo:

11:58am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HERO from the US Army who left Weymouth to take part in the Normandy landings has made what he thinks will be his last journey to the resort to remember his fallen comrades.

War hero was the Pride of Owermoigne

Dorset Echo:

10:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BLUE Badge guide has pieced together the wartime story of his courageous father.

Can you name the year this Rose Queen was crowned?

Dorset Echo:

10:22am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN appeal in Looking Back from three years ago has resulted in us receiving this picture, left, from Jess Hartshorne of Chickerell.

Memories of great uncle who fought in First World War

Dorset Echo:

10:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THANKS to Rob White for sharing these photographs with the Looking Back pages.

Times of poverty and benevolence in Dorchester

Dorset Echo: n Blandford in 1790. An engraving by W. Birch from a painting by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson Picture courtesy of the Dorset History Centre

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

IN today’s Looking Back we’re going back a bit further than usual to the 19th century.

Pilot's bracelet given to woman who cooked him Sunday lunch

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SILVER bracelet left with a Dorset couple by an American Second World War pilot has been rediscovered.

Fleet School class of 1914

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THANKS to Mick Muncaster who pointed out that last week’s photo in Looking Back of Fleet School in 1914 also featured in Chickerell’s magazine.

Centenary of the Bladen Estate

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PEOPLE can take a trip down memory lane and view an exhibition of Briantspuddle’s past.

Saturday Sports Club to fold

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AFTER 27 years a sports club for youngsters is coming to an end.

A very fast trip down memory lane with Terra

Dorset Echo:

12:09pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

IT’s time to take another trip down memory lane and take a look at Dorset’s more recent past.

Players meet rugby legend

Dorset Echo:

12:04pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Continuing our sporty theme in today’s Looking Back, can anyone help us solve the mystery of this photo?

Can you name any of these children of Fleet School, 1914?

Dorset Echo:

11:59am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Can any Looking Back readers help Richie and Saira Sawtell put faces to the names of these youngsters from Fleet School near Weymouth in 1914?

Remembering them for eternity

Dorset Echo:

11:54am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Weymouth historian Greg Schofield took the opportunity to find out more about some of the 47 men from Weymouth who lost their lives fighting the Ottoman Empire.

Memories of former Portland Territorial Army member

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

JACK Sansom of Portland got in touch with Looking Back to say that he remembers Harry Parsons of the Portland Territorial Army.

Helping to unite distant family members

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE Looking Back pages have achieved a lot over the years, but uniting distant family members must be a first.

Schoolfriends recreate promenade photo from 1963

Dorset Echo: THEN...: From left, Geoff Shaw, Richard Cousins and Ian Jeffrey

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

FORMER Thomas Hardye students from the 1960s met up for the first time in 50 years to recreate a photo taken on Weymouth promenade in 1963.

Images of Weymouth from a bygone age

Dorset Echo: VINTAGE: Coombe Valley Road looking out towards Portland

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THANKS to Looking Back reader Geoff Pritchard for some more pictures looking at the Weymouth of yesteryear.

Young bookworms select their favourite stories for awards

Dorset Echo: TALENT: The youngsters with their awards

12:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

YOUNG readers have voted for their favourite stories in this year’s New Horizons Book Award.

Ron goes on record with historic music

Dorset Echo: Ron Beasley  with some of his records

11:27am Tuesday 24th June 2014

AFTER reading an article on World Record Day in the Dorset Echo, regular Looking Back contributor Ron Beasley got in touch with us to tell us about his record collection, dating back to the 1940s, writes Joanna Davis.

Looking for history of the Climo family

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:26am Tuesday 24th June 2014

LOOKING Back reader Frank Houghton, 95, is calling for some help from Looking Back readers.

Veteran who served in two World Wars kept some unusual mementos

Dorset Echo: June Fish with the swastika flag

11:23am Tuesday 24th June 2014

LOOKING Back reader June Fish has dug out some rare and rather unusual treasures from her loft.

New website to celebrate 175th anniversary of county hospital

Dorset Echo: Exterior of the hospital in 1921

2:29pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A NEW website has been set up ahead of Dorset County Hospital’s 175th anniversary next year.

Kaiser welcomed to estate

Dorset Echo: Crichel House beyond the lake

1:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

THE Dorset History Centre has shared some memories with us of the last German emperor’s medicinal visit to Dorset.

My day out at the seaside in 1935

Dorset Echo: The Dorchester Sunday School outing to a windswept Weymouth in 1935.

1:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A DORCHESTER resident had a surprise when she opened up the Dorset Echo to come face to face with her 12-year-old self.

Mark Frowde, a true footballing legend

Dorset Echo: Mark Frowde

10:29am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

LOOKING Back sparked a series of letters, emails and phone calls when we recently asked for more information on the Mark Frowde Cup, a football tournament often won by Weymouth Central Boys’ School in Westham.

Mystery solved of Mark Frowde cup winners

Dorset Echo: County Cup team from Ferndown Upper School

12:30pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

JUST when I thought Looking Back readers couldn’t surprise me further – they’ve done it again.

Arctic explorer is remembered by his widow

Dorset Echo: Stephen Williams

12:30pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

THE Wyke Regis widow of explorer Stephen Williams has shared some memories of her husband of 50 years.

Help to solve mystery of the missing Mark Frowde trophy

Dorset Echo: SCHOOL DAYS: Top, teacher Bill Stuckey, right, with Central Boys’ School pupils in 1938

11:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

THANKS to Lois Rule, who got in touch to say that her late husband George is pictured as a 14-year-old in the 1938 photo we published of the Weymouth Central Boys’ School in last week’s Looking Back.

Can you name the mystery sailor?

Dorset Echo: HELP: The sailors, right

11:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

SOME progress has been made after an appeal last year in Looking Back to identify four sailors who served on HMS Genista.

Remembering major sinking incidents from the 1940s

Dorset Echo: HARBOUR EVENTS: The tug boat sinking off the pier

11:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

VICTOR Day wishes to share photos of a sinking incident at sea with Looking Back readers.

Captain Jack’s my hubbie’s grandad

Dorset Echo: Captain Jack’s my hubbie’s grandad

2:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

A PHOTO of a traditional tobacconist’s featured in Looking Back on May 6 has brought back some happy memories for Thelma Brown of Weymouth.

Photos of students at old boys’ school

Dorset Echo: WHAT A SIDE: Bill Stuckey, a teacher at Weymouth Central Boys' School, taken in 1938

2:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

EILEEN Stuckey has been having a clear-out and wanted to pass on these photos of her late husband, a teacher.

It's all water under the bridge now

Dorset Echo: RICH IN HISTORY: The view towards Westwey Road, Weymouth from the Town Bridge

2:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

BE it over babbling brook or historical harbour, Dorset’s bridges are rich in history.

The day the old Ritz Theatre burnt down

Dorset Echo: The Ritz blaze 60 years ago

10:43am Tuesday 13th May 2014

READER Ray Morton phoned to tell us he remembers the great fire that engulfed the Ritz Theatre 60 years ago.

Cathedral asking for help over war hero

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:43am Tuesday 29th April 2014

ST Paul’s Cathedral is appealing to find out more about an injured First World War hero who helped embroider the altar frontal at the London landmark.

History that had to be demolished

Dorset Echo: Colwell House in 1983 before it was demolished to make way for the Colwell Centre

10:42am Tuesday 29th April 2014

REGULAR Looking Back contributor Geoffrey Pritch-ard has passed on these fascinating photos of Wey-mouth from years gone by.

Opening up on the home front

Dorset Echo: John Mozart Haylock, Weymouth Home Guard drill hall, St Alban’s St, Weymouth

10:40am Tuesday 29th April 2014

DORSET Home Guard photos from last week’s Looking Back (April 22) generated a flurry of phone calls from readers.

Can you shed light on the buses?

Dorset Echo: SCENIC: Buses on Weymouth Esplanade

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WE love this photograph of ranks of taxis and buses lined up on Weymouth Esplanade.


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